Experts discuss low awareness of obesity as a disease requiring treatment

Experts discuss low awareness of obesity as a disease requiring treatment

2017 IrSPEN Policy Seminar:  Facing the obesity challenge in Ireland

1. Differentiating between strategies for prevention of obesity and treatment  

Professor Francesco Rubino, Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Kings College Hospital London

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2. Unmet need for bariatric surgery

Professor Patricia Kearney, Epidemiology & Public Health, University College Cork

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3. Dietetic interventions in complex obesity

Therese Coleman, Dietitian National Rehabilitation Centre & Nutrition Consultant, Dublin

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4. Debate: ‘Access to obesity services should be rationed’

Professor Carel Le Roux, Experimental Pathology, University College Dublin

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Dr. Francis Finucane, Consultant Endocrinologist, Galway University Hospitals

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